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Guatemalan Cultural Celebration
September 18, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, the Oklahoma History Center (OHC) will host a Mayan Art Exhibit featuring original art of Mayan artists September 14–18. The exhibit will culminate with a Guatemalan Cultural Celebration beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 18. Guatemalan food from Pollo Campero will be available for purchase, and several Guatemalan dance groups will perform. The events are cohosted by the Oklahoma Historical Society, the Guatemalan Consulate office, and the Guatemalan Society of Oklahoma. The Mayan Art Exhibit and the Guatemalan Cultural Celebration are free and open to the public, and will take place on the first floor of the OHC.
The Mayan Art Exhibit will also celebrate the bicentennial of independence for Mexico and Central America, which occurred in September 1821. Featured artists are Hilario Efraín Xitamul Roquel, Sergio Josué Cuy Saloj, and Lucía Anabela Xitamul Roquel de Cotuc. A representative will be available each day of the exhibit to answer any questions about the art and Mayan and Guatemalan culture. The artwork on display will be available for purchase.
The Guatemalan Cultural Celebration and the last day of the Mayan Art Exhibit will take place on Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day, a day when the Oklahoma History Center provides free entry to its galleries to visitors presenting a Museum Day ticket. To view the OHC’s galleries on that day, guests can either pay admission or register for a Museum Day ticket for free admission.
Visitors who present the Museum Day ticket at participating museums will gain free entrance for two for one day only. One ticket per email address is permitted. For more information about Museum Day and a full list of participating museums and cultural institutions, or to download your ticket, please visit www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/search. To obtain your ticket for free admission to the OHC, type “Oklahoma History Center” into the search box and click “Find Museum.”